Surya Grahan, Solar Eclipse will be taking place on March 9, 2016. It falls on Falguna Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars and Magha Amavasya in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada calendars.
This Surya Grahan will take place in Purvabhadra Nakshatram and Meena Rashi (Pisces Zodiac Sign / Moon Sign).
This Surya Grahan will be taking place during the sunrise time in India and will be visible in India as Partial Solar Eclipse. Hence, we need to observe or follow rituals related to Hinduism. Pregnant women also need to follow the rituals associated with Surya Grahan on this day.
The Solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 is a Total Solar eclipse (Sampurna Surya Grahanam). The eclipse will begin at 23:19 UTC on March 8, 2016, and its maximum point will take place at 01:59 UTC on March 9, 2016. Totality will last for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
As per the IST (Indian Standard Time)… the timings of Solar eclipse on 9 March 2016..
Partial Solar eclipse begins at – 4.49 AM on 9 March 2016
Total Solar eclipse begins at – 5.45 AM
Greatest Eclipse (Maximum Eclipse) at – 7.29 AM
Total Solar eclipse ends at – 9.08 AM
Partial Solar eclipse ends at – 10.04 AM
The Surya Grahan of 9 March 2016 is visible from any city of India:
Jammu, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala (Punjab), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer (Rajasthan), Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded (Maharashtra), Panaji (Goa), Bangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Mangalore (Karnataka), Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Calicut (Kerala), Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Warangal, Nellore, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack (Odisha), Kolkata, Howrah, Darjeeling, Durgapur, Asansol (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Kohima (Nagaland), Imphal (Manipu), Aizwal (Mizoram), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Gangtok (Sikkim), Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Purnia (Bihar), Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Raipur, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), the enthusiasts can watch the Lunar Eclipse of this 9 March 2016.